It all starts out with a few strings of unassuming icicle lights you've hung from the roof of your house. But then you notice your neighbors home has a few more lights than yours. You add more, they add more, and then you find yourself in a vicious cycle. Every weekend is spent driving around town to see what your "competition" has displayed. You find yourself hitting every local retail store in search of more LED lights, inflatable snowmen, and any animated holiday character you can get your hands on! And then the unthinkable, you're suddenly on a first name basis with the cashiers. If any of this sounds familiar, you're a perfect candidate for our 2017 Light Up the Neighborhood Contest.
So here's how it works. You must be in Elk River Municipal Utilities (ERMU) electric service territory to be eligible for the contest. Application form must be completed and returned to the ERMU office by November 29, 2017. There are five winner categories: